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Linda  (Howes)  Hanson
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Obituary for Linda (Howes) Hanson


HANSON – Linda (Howes) Hanson, 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late Charles “Chuck” Hanson who passed away in 2015 and the late Carl Ludwig Gunzinger who passed away in 2004. Born November 2, 1942 in Providence, RI; the daughter of the late Robert Bushee Howes and Olive (Burrell) Jones.

Linda enjoyed skiing, camping and spending time with her family entertaining in her beloved home. She was employed by Winsted Memorial Hospital as Lab Technician Manager for 18 years. Linda served in the Winsted Junior Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Winsted Rotary Club and the BPOE Lodge #844.

She is survived by her two daughters, Alyson Gunzinger and husband Bruce Johnson of Barkhamsted and Gretchen Gunzinger of Norwich; four grandchildren, Eric Calafiore, Olyvia Calafiore, Sofia Calafiore and Savanna Hurlock; a brother, James P. Howes and wife Nancy of Newport, RI; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Bruce Howes.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1PM at the family estate. Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main Street, Winsted has care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to; The Alzheimer’s Association at Visit an online guestbook at


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